Donate a Phone, Save a Pet!

by Hilary Bentley • Posted in: Adoptions, Awareness/ PR, Donations, Fundraising, How to Help without Spending a Dime, Outreach

Cleaning out that drawer of old electronics but not sure where to take them?… Bring them to APA!

Austin Pets Alive! has teamed up with Give Back Phones (an electronics recycling company) to host a month long electronic recycling drive. The drive started on August 17th, 2013 and will continue to run every day through through September 17th, 2013. The goals of the drive are to help raise needed funds for APA! and reduce environmental waste in Central Texas.


All electronics (working or broken and regardless of age) will be accepted! The items accepted include but are not limited to: ALL cell phones (iPhones, BlackBerry’s, flip phones, and all smartphones), laptops, mp3 players (iPods and all other brands), digital cameras, computer monitors and tablets. For each electronic item donated at an APA! drop off location, Give Back Phones will in turn donate funds to APA!’s life-saving programs.

Bringing in those old electronics will not only supply needed funds for Austin Pets Alive!, who served more than 7,000 local animals in 2012, but will help reduce the over 1.8 million tons of electronics deposited into landfills each year. This makes for an all-around win for the city of Austin, animal lovers, and the environment.

Drop off locations for electronic donations are:

  • Austin Pets Alive!

    at 1156 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703.

  • Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

    at 79 Rainey St Austin, TX 78701.

  • Blackfinn Ameripub

    at 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX 78758.

  • Bouldin Creek Cafe

    at 1900 S 1st St Austin, TX 78704.

  • Embellish Nail Salon

    at 3010 W Anderson Ln Austin, TX, 78757.

  • Genuine Joe’s Coffee House

    at 2001 W Anderson Ln Austin, TX 78757.

  • Midtown Grooming

    at 1207 Baylor St Austin, TX 78703.

  • Parts & Labor

    at 1117 S Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704.